Developed in the early 1900’s, Virginia-Highland, or “VaHi” as it is known by local residents, consists of four distinct commercial “villages” connected by short, walkable blocks lined with charming bungalow homes.
Locals and tourists alike mingle for brunch at charming sidewalk cafes, meals and drinks on comfortable patios and terraces, and cocktails at lively night spots. Discovering the unexpected is part of the attraction where you may find world-famous musical entertainment at a tiny nightclub, a viewing party at a recording studio, or a gathering of fascinating people at one of the area coffeehouses.
Virginia-Highland is acclaimed for its diverse and unique shopping. Trend-setting apparel, local and global art and decor, whimsical and modern decorative accessories, natural linens, gourmet food, fine woodworking and gardening tools, unusual fresh flowers, unique contemporary, antique or traditional furniture,–all are just a few of the extensive retail offerings.
A place to relax and unwind, Virginia-Highland also caters to those seeking solace in the city. Full-service day spas, fashionable salons, yoga studios, gelato and dessert spots, and hidden gems entice visitors and residents alike to embrace a slower pace and settle into a VaHi state of mind.